By Eric Ambler
Eric Ambler is on the most sensible of his shape with a type of Anger, which expertly combines a satire of paparazzi-driven media tradition with a vintage espionage story jam-packed with breathless suspense.
Six weeks in the past, Lucia Bernardi fled the Swiss villa the place her lover was once murdered--and then she vanished. not anyone can locate her: no longer the police, who wish her for homicide; no longer the tabloids, who wish her for her tale; nor the true killers, who desperately wish the papers she lively clear of the scene of the crime. Disgraced reporter Piet Maas stumbles upon Lucia, in hiding within the south of France. There he needs to come to a decision no matter if to submit her story--reviving his profession yet ensuring her death--or to hitch in her perilous extortion scheme, and possibility either their lives for the promise
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He suggested that I should ask for the government psychiatrist. But I decided that to get his intervention and convince him of the depth of my anxiety, I would have to reveal the basis for this anxiety. I was prepared to do nothing that would expose my weakness to Viktor or Colonel Klindt or any member of the Security Branch; the report of the government psychiatrist would surely go into a file for the branch and would be ammunition for my further destruction. There was nothing for it but to swallow the tranquilizers that the doctor prescribed (and that I was pleased to note the wardress conscientiously kept in her office) and try to coast back to normality.
Two or three hundred agents or messengers were employed, under the jurisdiction of the master of the offices, to announce the names of the annual consuls, and the edicts or victories of the emperors. They insensibly assumed the license of reporting whatever they could observe of the conduct either of magistrates or of private citizens, and were soon considered as the eyes of the monarch and the scourge of the people. Under the warm influence of a feeble reign they multiplied to the incredible number of ten thousand, and exercised in the profitable management of the posts a rapacious and insolent oppression.
On entering the Department of Safety everyone swore an oath to pity nobody, neither father, mother, nor brother, nor to speak a word to one another about the sacred and awful business that they vowed they would serve all their lives. Consequently Yevsey had expected to find sullen personalities. He had pictured them as speaking little in words unintelligible to simple people, as possessing the miraculous perspicac- ity of a sorcerer, able to read a man’s thoughts and divine all the secrets of his life.